Workers need our own party, a labor party!

As US administration changes, workers continue to face crisis
Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021
Protest in Camacari, Brazil, Jan. 12 against Ford’s decision to close its auto factories in Brazil.

Millions remain out of work, with fresh unemployment claims rising to 965,000 in the U.S. for the week of Jan. 14, the highest since August. Hardest hit continue to be hotel, restaurant and other service workers, with many of these…

India farmers set protest and global solidarity actions Jan. 26

Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021
Indian farmers in tractorcade outside New Delhi Jan. 7 protest new laws that would end government-guaranteed price supports. Inset, support action in Yuba City, California, Jan. 16.

Hundreds of thousands of working farmers are maintaining their protests around the Indian capital, New Delhi, determined to roll back laws aimed at crushing their livelihoods. The measures passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government would end state-guaranteed minimum prices…

Abolish the death penalty, a tool of capitalist oppression

Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021

Statement by Joanne Kuniansky, Socialist Workers Party candidate for New Jersey governor Jan. 20. “An enormous machine for grinding people up,” is how Cuban revolutionary Ramón Labañino described the capitalist “justice” system. Labañino was one of the Cuban 5, framed…

Join Socialist Workers Party campaign in 2021 elections

Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021
Socialist Workers Party candidates are joining strike picket lines and social struggles and campaigning on workers’ doorsteps, discussing fight to defend interests of working class. Above, Joanne Kuniansky, SWP candidate for New Jersey governor, with striking Teamsters at Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx Jan. 18. Right, SWP candidate for New York mayor Róger Calero discusses need for union with a “deliverista,” one of 80,000 grocery and restaurant delivery workers in New York City, Jan. 17.

Socialist Workers Party candidates and campaign supporters are meeting growing numbers of working people who are looking for ways to resist the impact of the capitalist crisis. Many are interested in discussing the SWP’s program for fighting to defend working-class…

‘Thought control’ sedition charges are threat to workers’ rights

Vol. 85/No. 4 - February 1, 2021

Federal prosecutors, aided by bosses, liberal political groups and tech moguls, are aggressively pursuing charges — including seditious conspiracy — against a small group of individuals who pushed their way into the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 during a much larger…

Join Socialist Workers Party campaign!

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021
Beverly Scott, left, met Joanne Kuniansky, Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor in New Jersey, Jan. 10. Looking over the Militant, she said, “That’s what I’m for — labor.”

“Workers are the only class capable of leading the fight to change the conditions we face and to confront the capitalist economic and social crisis,” Joanne Kuniansky told working people she met in Paterson, New Jersey, Jan. 10, her first…

Workers look for road to fight layoffs, boss attacks

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021
Laid off Marriott Marquis hotel workers in New York protest in Times Square Dec. 23 over cut in severance pay and bosses refusal to commit to bring them back if hotel reopens.

Over 140,000 jobs were obliterated by the crisis of capitalism in December as workers face joblessness and boss attacks on wages and working conditions, exacerbated by growing infections of coronavirus. Bosses at the airlines, Constellium aluminum plant in Alabama, at…

Working people need to build our own party, a labor party

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021

As the social, political and moral crisis of capitalism continues to unfold, workers need to organize together to fight for our own class interests against the bosses and their government. We can stand up to their assaults on our jobs,…